With a casserole made of deer, chanterelles and left over Brunello wine, this old Bordeaux gentlemen was a nice Sunday company.
1952 Château Naudonnet
The level was just below neck and the colour was healthy. Out of the glass soft aromas of red currants, sandalwood, pencil shavings and dry grass emerged. Very nice. Poured straight out of the bottle it kept on improving for a couple of hours. Not that deep and complex but soft, friendly and nice.
The taste is mature, dry and medium bodied with notes of dry red currants, old leather, autumn leaves and some stable notes. A medium long, dry finish. On its own it is to dry, but with the casserole it made an awakening and felt sweeter and younger. Good.
83p (tasted 2012/11)